August 26, 2014
The 2014 ECHO Klassik Award winners revealed!
Emmanuel Pahud was named Flautist of the Year. Principal Flute with the Berlin Philharmonic since he was 22 years old, Pahud will release his latest album with Les Vents Français, "the wind-quintet equivalent of a supergroup", late October.
Diana Damrau took the coveted 'Klassik Without Limits' prize; her bold 2013 album Forever showed a different side of the coloratura soprano, exploring music from operetta and musicals; Die Fledermaus to The Phantom of the Opera.
Philippe Jaroussky was just one of five superb countertenors in the lavish production of Vinci's revived Baroque opera Artaserse, the ECHO Klassik DVD of the Year. Jaroussky's new album Pietà, featuring Vivaldi's Stabat Mater, is slated for October release.
More award-winners to be announced soon.